The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), a key proponent of network standards for video transmission in the home, has approved HomePNA for its Networked Device Interoperability Guidelines.

The HomePNA alliance includes AT&T, Motorola, Cisco and Pace and has the aim of working to create, promote and certify multimedia home networking technology that operates over existing wires. The alliance claims that four of the top five largest telcos in North America deploying IPTV have selected HomePNA and adds that to date, the addition of HomePNA-enabled IPTV has generated more than $1 billion in new revenues for service providers.

The alliance anticipates a further boost from DLNA accreditation. Said Michael Weissman, president of HomePNA: “There are a large number of products available to deliver and consume digital content throughout today’s connected home. DLNA Certification gives service providers a valuable tool to simplify the deployment of services such as IPTV to consumers.

“DLNA and HomePNA share a common vision - to simplify the installation of networked products. HomePNA believes that DLNA Certified HomePNA products will help drive additional reductions in IPTV installation and operating costs, saving time and money for service providers and increasing customer satisfaction.”

Added Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA: “Certification of home networking technologies such as HomePNA is becoming an important component in the industry’s drive to make networked equipment in the home work together."

Editor | 29-06-2011